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A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Unified File and Object Storage
Cloud

Redpaper, published 14 Feb 2017, last updated 20 Feb 2017

Because of the explosion of unstructured data that is generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm that is called object storage has been developed. Object storage stores data in a flat namespace that scales to trillions of objects. The design of object storage also simplifies how users access data, supporting new types of applications and allowing users to access data by using various methods, including mobile devices and web applications. Data distribution and management are also simplified, allowing greater collaboration across the globe. OpenStack Swift ... [more]


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IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 16 Jan 2017, last updated 17 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. ... [more]


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An Architectural and Practical Guide to IBM Hybrid Integration Platform
Cloud

Redbooks, published 20 Dec 2016, last updated 12 Jan 2017

In order to remain competitive in today's world, companies need to be able to integrate internally and externally by connecting sensors, customers and partners with the information in their systems of record. In short, they need to integrate with everything. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how IBM Application Integration Suite and IBM Messaging portfolio can be used to satisfy the needs of core hybrid integration use cases, accelerating companies in their digital transformation journey. All concepts are explained within the context of these use cases:
- Joining the API ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.8
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 5 Jan 2017

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, which is an innovative storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, raising the standard for storage ... [more]


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Implementing IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.8
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 5 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize Version 7.8. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution, which maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 13 Dec 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize software only and how it fits into to the IBM SAN Volume Control and IBM Storwize® families. It also provides use cases for cloud, Cloud Service Provider (CSP), and Managed Service Provider (MSP) implementations. This publication helps storage and networking administrators install, tailor, and configure IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software only. It also provides a detailed description of supported hardware and troubleshooting ... [more]


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Enabling Hybrid Cloud Storage for IBM Spectrum Scale Using Transparent Cloud Tiering
Cloud

Redpaper, published 30 Nov 2016, last updated 1 Dec 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information to help you with the sizing, configuration, and monitoring of hybrid cloud solutions using the transparent cloud tiering (TCT) functionality of IBM Spectrum™ Scale. IBM Spectrum Scale™ is a scalable data, file, and object management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets and several enterprise features. The Spectrum Scale feature called transparent cloud tiering allows cloud object storage providers such as IBM Cloud Object Storage (previously known as Cleversafe), IBM SoftLayer®, and Amazon S3 to be used as a ... [more]


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Reduce Costs and Speed Your Digital Transformation with IBM WebSphere Application Server on Cloud
Cloud

Redguide, published 21 Nov 2016

Businesses are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience. They need to connect with existing and new customers in innovative ways and deliver experiences that never disappoint. They also require technology-strengthened business strategies with the flexibility to adapt to new opportunities quickly. To achieve this agile state, many are using cloud-based solutions to create personalized customer experiences and harness existing enterprise applications, data, and services for a competitive advantage. IBM® WebSphere® Application Server on cloud (WebSphere on cloud) helps ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: CICS Scenario
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2016

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we show you a cloud services scenario on IBM z/OS®. In the scenario, we show you how to perform the following tasks:
- Subscribe to a service to provision an IBM CICS® system.
- Assign resources to the CICS system.
- Use a template to tailor the CICS service
- Publish the service in our Marketplace
- Use that service to create a CICS region and start it.
- Deprovision the CICS region once it is no longer required.
We explain the basic terms that are associated with the cloud services and which roles play a part in ... [more]


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Broker Software and Cloud Services with IBM Cloud Brokerage

Redguide, published 25 Oct 2016

Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud to accelerate innovation and to create new business models and revenue streams. They are modernizing their existing IT environment and taking advantage of newer, cost-efficient consumption models. However, as they adopt a hybrid cloud, they become increasingly aware of their reliance on multiple providers, and they struggle to maintain consistent management across the cloud and traditional IT platforms. At the same time, line of business (LOB) executives and users are aggressively pursuing cloud computing solutions (from a variety of suppliers), ... [more]


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Essentials of Cloud Application Development on IBM Bluemix
Cloud

Redbooks, published 4 Oct 2016, last updated 10 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is based on the Presentations Guide of the course "Essentials of Cloud Application Development on IBM Bluemix" that was developed by the IBM Redbooks team in partnership with IBM Middle East and Africa (MEA) University Program. This course is designed to teach university students the basic skills that are required to develop, deploy, and test cloud-based applications that use the IBM Bluemix® cloud services. The primary target audience for this course is university students in undergraduate computer science and computer engineer programs with no previous ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: An Introduction
z Systems

Redpaper, published 3 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces you to IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS®. The paper was written to coincide with the announcement of IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS and the software is not yet generally available (GA) at the time of this writing. As such, any examples that are shown are subject to change at any time before the software is GA. The goal of this paper is to provide you with an initial overview and more information to support the announcement. You might be new to clouds, or heard of many different variations of what a cloud might be. ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale in an OpenStack Environment
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 9 Jun 2016

OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base with which to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and used to virtualize various parts of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and network) to ease the sharing of the infrastructure across applications, use cases, or workloads. IBM® Spectrum Scale is software that is used to manage storage and provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high-performance data access with many enterprise features. IBM Spectrum™ Scale is used in clustered environments and ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) for Linux on z Systems
z Systems Storage-Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 26 Feb 2016, last updated 14 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum Scale™ for Linux on z Systems™. This paper helps you install and configure IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS™) in a disaster recovery configuration. Scenario testing is described for various events: Site failure, storage failure, node failure. Recovery procedures from each tested scenario are provided. This paper also provides an installation and configuration scenario for saving data stored in a Spectrum Scale file system by using IBM Spectrum Protect™ integration features. Multi-node backup usage is ... [more]


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Microservices from Theory to Practice: Creating Applications in IBM Bluemix Using the Microservices Approach
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 26 Aug 2015, last updated 4 Apr 2016

Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. They communicate with each other using language-neutral protocols, such as Representational State Transfer (REST), or messaging applications, such as IBM® MQ Light. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of this increasingly popular architectural style, and provides some ... [more]


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Cloud Security Guidelines for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Mar 2016, last updated 9 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive guide that covers cloud security considerations for IBM Power Systems™. The first objectives of this book are to examine how Power Systems can fit into the current and developing cloud computing landscape and to outline the proven Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) that IBM employs in building private and hybrid cloud environments. The book then looks more closely at the underlying technology and hones in on the security aspects for the following subsystems:
- IBM Hardware Management Console
- IBM PowerVM
- ... [more]


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Hybrid Cloud Data and API Integration: Integrate Your Enterprise and Cloud with Bluemix Integration Services
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 17 Nov 2015, last updated 19 Feb 2016

IBM® Hybrid Integration Services is a set of hybrid cloud capabilities in IBM Bluemix™ that allows businesses to innovate rapidly while, at the same time, providing IT control and visibility. It allows customers to quickly and easily build and operate systems that mix data and application programming interfaces (APIs) from a wide variety of sources, whether they reside on-premises or in the cloud. In many cases, you want to expose your IT assets from your private cloud as APIs and at the same time have best overall manageability and control of who uses your assets and how. Bluemix provides ... [more]


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Hybrid Cloud Event Integration: Integrate Your Enterprise and Cloud with Bluemix Integration Services
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 12 Feb 2016, last updated 18 Feb 2016

The event-centric hybrid cloud integration revolves around applications running based on events or messages. The new event-centric approach to hybrid cloud aims to simplify the task of managing these messages while increasing the overall reliability of the system. Event-centric applications work well in the cloud due to the varying intensity and frequency of events. These fluctuations fit well into a cloud infrastructure that can dynamically scale to fit those needs. An event-centric approach cuts down on communication overhead for an application, thus helping to speed up the development ... [more]


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A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer: Presentations Guide
Cloud

Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is based on the Presentations Guide of the course A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer, which was developed by the IBM Redbooks team in partnership with IBM Middle East and Africa University Program. This course is designed to teach university students how to build a simple infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud environment based on IBM SoftLayer®. It provides students with the fundamental skills to design, implement, and manage an IaaS cloud environment using the IBM SoftLayer platform as an example. The primary target audience for this ... [more]


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Creating Hybrid Clouds with IBM Bluemix Integration Services
Application Integration

Solution Guide, published 17 Nov 2015, last updated 20 Jan 2016

A hybrid cloud is considered as the integration of multiple clouds that are aligned to the unique characteristics of different system types. IBM® defines a hybrid cloud as a secure cloud computing environment that uses services from two or more sources, such as a private cloud, public cloud, or traditional IT sources. A hybrid cloud transforms roles throughout the organization and allows business leaders and developers to innovate efficiently and faster. Applications that are built around a hybrid cloud infrastructure typically revolve around at least one of the following pillars of hybrid ... [more]


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